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Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls

Despite last week's Labour manifesto leak, Jeremy Corbyn's party appear to be as popular with punters as they ever have. So what are Labour's tax plans? The previous Labour government introduced a 50p income tax rate that applied to all earnings above £150,000, but that was lowered to 45p by the coalition government in 2010. Read More »

Trump to meet French President-elect in May

Reflecting on Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff on Sunday, Valls said it was a blow to populism in Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France overseas. Macron's party chief, Richard Ferrand, told a news conference on Monday that his " En Marche! " movement will now change its name to "En Marche la République" or "Republic on the Move" to structure itself more like a traditional party. Read More »

Donald Trump said reporters leaking classified information should be jailed


What's most important, the president said, is that authorities "find the leakers in the intelligence community". Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm. Democrats pointed out that Ryan had called for Democrat Hillary Clinton to be denied classified briefings after Comey concluded a year ago that she was careless in how she handled classified information over her email accounts. Read More »

Wall Street Is Starting to Worry About President Trump

The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Look for a hearing on the issue in that subcommittee. On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, for now Curbelo's chief political foe, called on Curbelo to back legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the president. Read More »

ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video


India urged the global court in The Hague to immediately suspend the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani military court to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav, saying "the situation is grave" and there is a possibility that Pakistan may execute Jhadav even before the court decides the case. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron holds first Cabinet meeting


It's a sign of the new French president's determination to shore up European unity. "I say to my political family: take a good look at what's happening, wait to see what the new government looks like, and stop systematically opposing everything", Mr Thierry Solere, a signatory who was briefly spokesman for failed Republican presidential candidate Francois Fillon, said on Europe1 on Tuesday. Read More »

Land Securities warns Brexit uncertainty hitting London office market


The company also announced a final quarterly dividend of 7.3 pence, up 3 percent, and proposed a first-quarter dividend of 7.52 pence. British Land confirmed its commitment to pushing ahead with the huge 19 ha mixed-use development at Canada Water, a planning application for which is expected by the end of the year, despite seeing the value of the scheme fall by 10.8 per cent following a reassessment. Read More »

Pence releases financial info, Trump plans to

He said he hopes Comey will "in all dispatch" speak to congressional committees investigation Russian meddling in the election. News reports that Trump tried to cajole former FBI Director James Comey into backing off an investigation into Flynn's ties with Russian Federation have raised partisan ire in Washington and increased expectations that Trump, barely 100 days into his first term, won't make it through his four years. Read More »

Oil prices dip as supplies remain ample despite production cuts


Crude inventories USOILC=ECI fell by 1.8 million barrels for the week to May 12, compared with analysts' expectations for an decrease of 2.4 million barrels. As per the analysts, the drop down of US crude remained was smaller than expected and the oil market was well supplied. The new agreement will run for nine months through March 2018, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

US Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public

An embattled Donald Trump has complained that he is the most "unfairly" treated politician in history, as calls for his impeachment gain traction in Washington . However, the Senate Intelligence Committee has also formally asked James Comey to hand over all memos relating to his conversations with Donald Trump and appear before it in both open and closed sessions. Read More »

Saudi Arabia is literally counting down the seconds until Trump's visit


Saudi Arabia will be the president's last stop on a trip that will include touchdowns in Israel and Vatican City. Trump pays a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and says a prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Trump is scheduled to meet with King Salman on Saturday and participate in a Sunday summit with leaders from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to AP. Read More »

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister


Below is a list of the key ministers. As interior minister, he picked Gerard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon who was one of the first Socialists to be a vocal supporter of Macron. "He's talked a good game about what we need to do to make the eurozone stronger, I am very very sceptical as to whether he can actually implement that". Read More »

Trump's campaign reportedly exchanged 18 calls, e-mails with Russian officials

Donald Trump's campaign team were in communication with Russian officials far more than now disclosed and even discussed bypassing USA intelligence agencies to set up a back channel direct to Vladimir Putin , according to reports. McGahn II, the transition team's top lawyer and now White House counsel. According to Reuters , it was during the same period that hackers, alleged by U.S. Read More »

The mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

He is entitled to a budget, can request new or additional staff and will have the same authority as high-ranking Justice Department lawyers, including the ability to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. "It's all the pressures of life in the White House with this weight hanging over you that could bring untold trauma at any point", she said. Special counsels are appointed to avoid potential conflicts of interest in Justice Department investigations. Read More »

Rent-to-own scheme one of key planks of Lib Dem manifesto

It comes just a month after Mr Farron was forced to clarify hat he does not think gay sex is a sin after he repeatedly failed to say so in a string of interviews. They would bring in a discount bus pass for English 16 to 21 year olds, entitling them to a 66 per cent cut on fares, and reverse the recent housing benefit cut for 18 to 21 year olds. Read More »

Chinese taxpayers have most to fear on Silk Road

Xi, who has heralded his Belt and Road initiative as a "project of the century", said in a televised closing address in Beijing that his plan to link China with the world via ancient trade routes would address economic challenges and promote globalization. Read More »

Late-session push starts for minimum wage hike in Nevada


HRC praised Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval for signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 201 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the state from the unsafe and discredited practice of so-called "conversion therapy". Additionally, cities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida have banned the harmful practice, according to the release. "Conversion therapy is a risky, discredited practice that has been shown to cause anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide among LGBTQ youth". Read More »

Rolf Harris to be released tomorrow


The 87-year-old former television star is now on trial at Southwark Crown Court, where he is facing indecent assault charges. Judge Deborah Taylor said to jurors Thursday morning at Southwark crown court, that Harris will be allowed bail during an ongoing trial. Read More »

Saudi Arabia wants to create 40000 jobs with a new defense company

Riyadh- Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new national military industries company within the framework of Vision 2030. The company will launch its products and services in four vital areas: Air systems; ground systems; arms and ammunitions and missiles; and defense electronics. Read More »

Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit

The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and no countries now have their embassies in Jerusalem , instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. Trump's visit will come shortly before the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the Western Wall and the rest of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Read More »

China's Xi Jinping decries protectionism, touts Silk Road


The meeting saw the BRI transformed from a single-purpose infrastructure programme to a platform for economic diplomacy and trade consultation. Diplomats have expressed concern Beijing is promoting a vision of trading networks centered on "great powers" such as China, which would erode the rules-based system under the World Trade Organization in which all competitors are treated equally. Read More »

Alibaba reveals $6 billion share buyback as misses EPS forecast


Net income for the three months ended March 31 was 10.65 billion yuan ($1.55 billion), Alibaba said in a statement ahead of the US market open Thursday. The stock decreased 2.66% or $3.3 during the last trading session, reaching $120.72. Alibaba said it also incurred additional taxes from the sale of certain unspecified investments. Read More »